Reminder that tomorrow is the opening reception for my boyfriend Tom Bovo's group show at the Museum of Computer Art in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Click on the link above for directions and address. The reception is at the Museum from 4 to 6.
There is a building on East 88th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues on the north side of the street. The name over the door s the Kolping Society. I have seen young men go in and leave the building; they always seemed to be German speakers. It is in Yorkville, which used to be a heavily German neighborhood. But I couldn't find any information about what it was. Until recently I was reading A History of Modern Germany by Dietrich Orlow. In the chapter on German unification, Orlow mentions a Roman Catholic priest, Father Adolph Kolping, "who began a series of shelters to provide temporary housing and support for traveling apprentices and journeymen," circa 1849. The Kolping Society has residences for men and women throughout the world.
In October, I went to Chicago for the launch party of a new literary magazine that I have a piece in (The Tale of the Duck). It was a great party, and a wonderful Brazilian actress Petrucia Finkler, performed the monologue. The photos are of her, and my cheering section- my friend MT Cozzola and her husband Dave, who were kind enough to bring friends. The journal is available on the Conclave website: http://www.conclavejournal.com. Which I have shamelessly plundered the photos from.
While I rarely agree with his politics, Andrew Sullivan has an interesting article in the most recent Atlantic about blogging, and why he does it. He endorsed Obama- he must have something going for him.